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FOURTH QUARTERLY (TYPE II) PROGRESS REPORT
7. 0 - 1 ft 4 7 6'
Project Title: Development of a Multi-disciplinary
ERTS User Program in the State Ohio
Contract Number: NAS5-22399 |
Principal Investigator: Paul E. Baldridge
Deputy Director for
Department of Economic and
Columbus, Ohio 43216
June 10, 1976
(Z76-10487) EVALUATION OF LANDSAT-2 DATA
FOR SELECTED HYDROLOGIC APPLICATIONS
Progress Report (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration) 3 p HC $3.50
CSCL 05B G3/43
SEP 2 0 1976
GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Scientific Investigation Support
Contract No. NAS5-22399
ERTS Investigation No. 20900
Item No. 2
Section A - Problems
1. Total cloud free, haze free, haze free coverage of the State has not yet
been accomplished, therefore, marginal quality data has been ordered to
complete the coverage. The coverage has caused delays in processing by
the subcontractor Bendix Aerospace and necessitated amending their con-
tract to extend the period of perfo.'rnance. These delays could effect
the completion of the inventory by ODNR. It is expected that the final
completion date will be govt'^ned by the progress in the digitiation of
political boundaries for entry into OCAP.
2. Socio Economic Merging With Landsat Data
This section of work waiting on results of inventory.
3. Services Development
The only problem at this time is associated v/ith the Economic Develop-
ment Forestry Resource Management portion where small scale aircraft
coverage over the test site has not yet been satisfactorily accomplished.
Section B - Accomplishments
1. Section B - Accomplishments
The geographic boundary digitizing team was trained during the period
and eighteen counties including all township boundaries were digitized
In addition the USGS 7 1/2 minute quad files also exist for each county.
Discussion of the format of the output products and some estimates of
costs brought about a preliminary product definition. The preliminary
product would be a line printer output of each quad in the requested
boundary (township, county, state, etc.) with an accompanying clear
mylar transparency of the 7 1/2 minute base map. Data in the quad
would be limited to be within the boundary of interest and all statis-
tics (number of acres and percentage of each land use) would be printed
out for the area of interest.
Bendix has categorized approximately sixty percent of the state, and is
refinim the categorization at this time.
^ 2 .
FOURTH QUARTERLY (TYPE II) PROGRESS REPORT CONTINUED
2. Socio-Economic Merging With Landsat Data
A land use change inventory is being generated using 1973 and 1975
1:24,000 scale photograhy for Franklin County. The inventory will
be used in the determination of error in the land use change inven-
tory generated from Landsat data. Further work is being done on land
use change models utilizing the data in preparation for reciept of
the Landsat results. Landsat data from two overlapping scenes one day
apart Franklin County have been processed. The intention is to map
the data into the same quad cells by the nearest neighbor technique
so that a land use change map can be produce in-^order to analyze
error in land use change due to the geometric correction technique.
3. Service Development
TASK TITLE: Urban Land Use Analysis (Franklin County)
During this reporting period, analytical technique options were
evaluated to determine the best method and/or combination of
methods for preparing a land use m.ap of Franklin County, Ohio,
using NASA hiqh-altitude color IR photography. Those selected
procedures will be used to compare A/C and LANDSAT results.
These analysis efforts have begun as well.
TASK TITLE: Lake Eric Sedimentation Pattern Analysis
General background information of task significance has been
accumulated. Several interactions with Ohio State University
Lake Erie Program personnel have taken place to acquire
specific information and data from on-surfacc measurements
required for the correlation analysis with LANDSAT imagery.
Multi date Landsat data have been screeded and selected for
subsequent analysis of sedimentation trends.
TASK TITLE: Mining/Exploration Implications
Task activities during this reporting period involved inter-
actions with Ohio Geological Survey personnel to acfiuirc
appropriate information/maps on existing mineral sites and
gas and oil fields in Ohio. Selected LANDSAT imagery has been
examined for anomalous surface features of potential geological
interest. Field activities to acquire spectral signatures of
selected sites in Morrow County, Ofiio, v/ere arranged to coincide
witti the fJASA high-altitude photography overfliaht. Arrangements
are Leiiig made to acquire the consul tinci services of a local
exploration company to assist in assessing the exploration
significance of the task results.
TASK TITLE: Analysis of Woodland Areas in Trumbull County
Groundtruth was collected in Trumbull County during May in
anticipation of a NASA overflight over the area which occured
on May 22, 1976. Detailed observations were made in selected
areas near Mosquito Creek Resevoir of stand compositions,
species, and conditions of maturity. A detailed correlation
will be possible as soon as the high altitude photography
flown over Trumbull County becomes available for analysis.
If it is not of high quality NASA may be required to refly
this study site area,
TASK TITLE: Feasibility of using LANDSAT For Power Siting and Powe
LANDSAT imagery has been analyzed to determine if it can be used
to determine parameters pertinent to siting and corridor
selection. Among these are economic, social, and environmental
factors which are currently being derived from aircraft and
ground observation. Overlays of a single LANDSAT scene are
being prepared which show terrain and cultural features which
must be consideren in the location of power plants and power
corridors in Ohio.
Section C Significant Results
1. None at this time
Section D Publications
Section E Recommendations
1 . None
Section F Funds Expended
4. Total Funds expended for this contract by the end of May
1976 are $44,723 of which $12,960 are state cost sharing.
Section G. Data Use
Value of Data Allowed Value of Data Ordered Value of Data Received
*CCT shown as 1800 in Third Quarterly was in error; Aircraft Third Quarterly
allo’wed value of 1800 was in error.
Section H. Aircraft Data
1. Duplicates of the August 18th NASA AMES flight were received
by Eendix Aerospace for use in training set selection. On
May 22, 1976 NASA AMES U-2 flew the requested tost sites for
Forestry nanageirent. Lake Erie iiinintation study and Mineral
Exploration preliminary report was that cloud cover may be a
problem on at least one test site.